Establish capacity for consent and the patient’s understanding of the need of surgery.
Hospital or clinic visit of an older adult considering surgical intervention
Identify key assessment areas and available tools to assist in determining appropriateness of surgical intervention in geriatric patients. This ideally includes a comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment of function, cognition, nutrition, medication management, social support, frailty. This information is then integrated with patient and family goals and preferences to develop an integrated plan for treatment and follow up.
Describe components of a preoperative geriatric assessment
Identify available tools to assistwith preoperative geriatric assessment
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